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chestnuts, any ideas?

Anyone made or eaten something wonderful with chestnuts? I have some fresh ones, may just end up candying them and putting them in ice cream, but I'm trying to think of something more interesting and less dairy-based.

Thanks!

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  1. STUFFING!!!!! Apple chestnut!

    1. roasted with brussel sprouts

      1. Those are good ideas, something with apple could work. I'm leaning towards a not-too-sweet dessert or something that will keep and can be nibbled on for a few days. My Dad likes chestnuts, so I was going to make him something for his birthday (today) or christmas. He's a well managed diabetic who loves cheese, so I was thinking maybe a goat cheesecake with candied chestnuts. He does like sweets but my Mom yells at me when I give him too much sweets or cheese with a short shelf life. Any ideas for a chestnut condiment to go with cheese - maybe just cooked in honey? This is why I'm stumped - something small, really shows off the chestnuts, won't p.o. my mother..........

        1. Soup made with chestnuts and apple cider.

          1. If all else fails, split them or cut a slit into them and roast them in the oven. I have done it, and eaten them out of the shells. If you do not split them, they might explode in the oven.